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Author Topic: Etched Wagon Kits - Back to some brake vans  (Read 4710 times)

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Offline Izzy

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #75 on: July 05, 2019, 07:33:30 PM »

This is an interesting read for anyone wanting info on cement wagons

https://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/grcwandcement.htm

Izzy

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2019, 07:46:59 PM »
that is also an informative  site and thanks for that

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2019, 10:21:27 AM »
It doesn't look like a massive amount has happened this morning but the first valve is build and the result of much head scratching.



Now I've got the first one out of the way and understand how it all goes together, I don't expect the others to taken anywhere near as long to assemble.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2019, 11:21:59 AM »
Does anyone know if Prestwins and Presflo's were mixed in the same train ?

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2019, 11:31:16 AM »
As I hoped, the second of the valves was much quicker to assemble.

« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 11:37:45 AM by Stevie DC (formerly Atso) »

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #80 on: July 06, 2019, 12:04:12 PM »
mr greatbatch


Prestwins weren't used for cement, but for products such as fine sand

pressflos were used for fine ash.cement


maybe worth googling

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/8056-now-were-all-modelling-presflo-trains/ to get a feel for operations

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #81 on: July 06, 2019, 03:23:32 PM »
Thank you,education is a wonderful thing.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2019, 03:26:18 PM »
never too old or too young to learn !!!!

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #83 on: July 07, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
The first Prestwin is nearing completion.



I've still got to add some details, but this will wait now until the buffers I've ordered arrive. It is a pleasing wagon which, despite the resin tank, is surprisingly heavy.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #84 on: July 07, 2019, 12:31:53 PM »
Nice work Steve, it looks excellent!

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #85 on: July 07, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »
Nice work Steve, it looks excellent!

Thanks Roy. It has certainly been a different, but enjoyable, challenge to the pre-nationalisation wagons I more commonly build and I'm looking forward to tackling the second one now I have the experience of building the first.   

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #86 on: July 07, 2019, 12:41:48 PM »
looks stunning that prestwin. now for the remainder of the rake ?

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2019, 12:45:55 PM »
looks stunning that prestwin. now for the remainder of the rake ?

Thank you.  :-[

I've only been given two to build. I'm going to get this one finished first before starting the second one.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2019, 04:31:47 PM »
Much better than my feeble efforts.

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Re: Etched Wagon Kits
« Reply #89 on: July 07, 2019, 04:34:28 PM »
PRACTICE makes perfect.

 

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